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Closeup of a unicyclist
	juggling in front of an abstract blue watery video projection.

Libertalia - Born By the River

18.7.2021 (UK/www)


I was working as a video artist in the international, multidisciplinary project Libertalia. It is a pirate tale about making difficult decisions and following a path that feels right but not supported. Within the wider project our performance Born By the River took place in the beginning of July near Liverpool (UK) after working together whole spring.


Shadow of a human with two toy boats on hands in front of a huge video of colourful water.
Saffron making shadow puppetry along with the video projection in the opening scene

We were a team of circus artists, dancers, puppeteers, dramaturgists, media artists and musicians from UK, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Sweden and Finland.

This was an exciting lab and project to combine theatre and circus with moving images.

We had intensive 3-days workshops/labs once a month while in between working and developing the performance further.

Everybody brought their expertise on the stage along with experimenting new directions. It is amazing to continue international collaborations in the contemporary theatre and circus field, maybe to test some interactive elements later.


A unicyclist juggling in front of an abstract blue watery video projection.
Chris juggling and unicycling with wavy waters video projection made by Tiio Suorsa